James A. Leach B.I.D., M.Ed.


James A. Leach (B.I.D., M.Ed.) is Professor Emeritus of Engineering Graphics. He began teaching AutoCAD at Auburn University early in 1984 using Version 1.4, the first version of AutoCAD to operate on IBM personal computers. For 18 years, Jim was Director of the AutoCAD Training Center established at the University of Louisville in 1985, one of the first fifteen centers to be authorized by Autodesk. In his 38 years of teaching Engineering Graphics and AutoCAD courses.

Jim has published numerous journal and magazine articles, drawing workbooks, and textbooks about Autodesk and engineering graphics instruction. He has designed CAD facilities and written AutoCAD-related course materials for Auburn University, University of Louisville, the AutoCAD Training Center at the University of Louisville, and for several two-year and community colleges.